When Nikki Parsons (Julia Stiles) steals black ops files from the CIA, she brings Jason Bourne out of hiding to help uncover the truth. Along the way Bourne comes up against Head of the CIA’s Cyber Division Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), as well as an assassin (Vincent Cassel) with a personal score to settle.
An interrogation takes place while evading government agents in a crowded place; a CIA agent suspects that her target may be innocent; an assassin builds a personal rivalry with the hero; an old white man deceives and manipulates in the name of national security and patriotism. Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, you might have watched the Bourne trilogy before. Jason Bourne may have the most honest title this year, as the film gives you everything you would expect from that character and little more. But this is the skeleton of a Jason Bourne movie, with the shaky cam action, conspiracy plot and Moby’s “Extreme Ways” all appearing once again, without any of the spark that made those movies so watchable.